HILLARY Clinton has sent a message to the protesters who stood outside Donald Trump’s Ayrshire golf resort, telling them: “We know how you feel.”
Trump and wife Melania arrived by helicopter this morning (Friday 24th June) to cut the ribbon at Trump’s newly refurbished Turnberry resort.
Around 50 placard-waving anti-Trump protesters were kept well away from the US republican presidential candidate in a car park outside the Ayrshire complex.
The demo came as Trump hailed the Brexit vote as a “great thing that’s happened” despite Scotland voting heavily to remain in the EU.
Mrs Clinton, his Democratic rival, shared a video on her Twitter profile claiming that Trump is viewed as a “grotesque American curiosity” in the UK.
She wrote: “People in Scotland are not thrilled about Trump coming to their country. We know the feeling.”
The 100-second video includes a clip of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon labelling Mr Trump’s comments on the Islamic faith and Muslim community as “deeply, deeply offensive”.
Against a tartan backdrop and bagpipe soundtrack, the video asks American voters to consider what foreign policy would be like under a Trump presidency “if this is how he treats our greatest ally as a candidate”.
It ends with the message: “All we can say is we know how you feel, Scotland.”
Speaking about Brexit today, Trump said: “I think it’s a great thing that’s happened. It’s an amazing vote, very historic.
“People are angry all over the world. They’re angry over borders, they’re angry over people coming into the country and taking over and nobody even knows who they are.
“They’re angry about many, many things in the UK, the US and many other places.”
He said UK divisions “will heal” as “it is a great place” adding: “I said this was going to happen and I think it is a great thing.